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13th October 2013, 06:24 AM   |  #1  
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Hey there,
xplodwild here, I did the announcement session at BABBQ, it was awesome. Thanks for everyone who were there.

So yeah, we didn't prepare a lot of YouTube demo videos yet, but all the information about the philosophy of Omni are available on Omni website: http://omnirom.org/why-omni/.

We are a ROM different than others: we are focused on performance, cohesion, stability, innovation, code quality, community and open source. And the community more than anything else. You are using the ROM, you should be choosing what you want to have.

When we're taking a patch from another ROM, we're trying as much as possible to enhance it before merging it. When we're getting new features, we give you a way to give early feedback, early access to prototypes, early access to mockups, etc, so that we know immediately early on if we're doing it right.
All the contributions will be GPL licensed (at least we'll be pushing for it). People will be able to vote up and down on patches,

Some of the key features of Omni:
  • Flippable Quick Settings
  • Roadrunner mode
  • Multi-window(!)
  • Daydream enhancements
  • Integrated Performance Control
  • Multi-workspace
  • Color-changeable, 3D depth Phase Beam
  • And a bunch more

We're also pushing non-Android stuff, such as OmniInstaller (an all-in-one, multi-platform, open source, installer that anyone can plug in), as well as a Qt library to give Qt Android apps a native Android look, and have gorgeous and super-fast Android apps. We're helping users, and helping developers.

Everything is free, free as in money, and free as in liberty. And transparent.

Edit #1: Regarding device support, we currently support all the Nexus devices, as well as the Oppo Find 5, Xperia Z, Xperia Tablet Z. We have preliminary support for the i9300 as well as the Oppo R819.

Edit #2: We'll have a bunch of developer resouces up soon, giving a head start to newcomers in the Android development world.

I probably didn't cover much things but I'll add more things as they come to my mind. We're having beers here and I'm probably not fully able to do a comprehensive post right now.
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13th October 2013, 06:43 AM   |  #2  
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Have some screenshots:

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13th October 2013, 07:04 AM   |  #3  
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NIce! Does that "multiwindow" works flawlessly?without breaking apps?
13th October 2013, 07:08 AM   |  #4  
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I'm overjoyed to see you guys bounce back after the Inc debacle.

Looking forward to compiling, testing and enjoying Omni.
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13th October 2013, 07:11 AM   |  #5  
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Are you guys going to kang features from other ROMs (Halo and Pie from PA for example) or will all features be developed in-house?

Also, on which Android-version are the first builds based? I guess 4.3.1?

Since the annoucement of Cyanogen to be a corporation, I was searching for a new AOSP-based ROM for my daily needs, and I think I found it. Good luck guys!
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I m dying to try this rom.
Would it be possible to port it using cyanogenmod or aosp as base?
13th October 2013, 07:36 AM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by chasmodo

I'm overjoyed to see you guys bounce back after the Inc debacle.

Looking forward to compiling, testing and enjoying Omni.

Me, two©. Joli coup @XpLoDWilD @Entropy512 and everyone else involved, wishing you all the best with Omni. Nice to see espenfjo back on track as well.

#free^3
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13th October 2013, 07:50 AM   |  #8  
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They say all nexuses are supported , then where is galaxy nexus support huh ? If there will be not official support , how can I develop a unofficial version of OMNIr for gnex ?
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13th October 2013, 07:58 AM   |  #9  
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NIce! Does that "multiwindow" works flawlessly?without breaking apps?

It will do pretty much. We'll get sources up very very soon (ie. minutes), and gerrit is already live where you can see the MultiWindow patch being reviewed and improved.

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Are you guys going to kang features from other ROMs (Halo and Pie from PA for example) or will all features be developed in-house?

Also, on which Android-version are the first builds based? I guess 4.3.1?

Since the annoucement of Cyanogen to be a corporation, I was searching for a new AOSP-based ROM for my daily needs, and I think I found it. Good luck guys!

In the spirit of open source, if there's something that gives positive improvement on the user experience, and it can be introduced, and people want it, it will be included. There's a balance between "settings inception" (ie. a toggle for your toggle, to toggle text alignment of the clock) and something that isn't customisable, but that will be open to much wider discussion and consultation.

4.3.1 is the current version in use, yes.

Halo and Pie are 2 specific examples, but this is where the community comes in - porting these features should be fairly straightforward. We like to try improve things too where possible

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I m dying to try this rom.
Would it be possible to port it using cyanogenmod or aosp as base?

The ROM is based on AOSP, and full sources will be posted today, meaning you can try to build it for yourself. Be aware though, not all chipsets are currently supported - nexus devices will have more luck than other devices for now, but that will obviously change in the coming days and weeks.

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They say all nexuses are supported , then where is galaxy nexus support huh ?

I don't believe anyone has one here for testing, hence it has not been listed yet. it WILL be supported, but until it's been tested, it won't go onto the list
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13th October 2013, 08:18 AM   |  #10  
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Have the additional selinux commits CM started picking a few months ago been picked here also? If so, would make getting a build up for the Sprint and Verizon GNote 2 much easier Now it's just a waiting game for source to drop.

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